Orchestra and Chorus at the Comédie-Italienne (Opéra-Comique) 1755-1799

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This is wholly devoted to presenting the results of archival studies in Paris, using the manuscript 'Registres' of the theatre in the Bibliothèque de l'Opéra. Successive tables show the precise constitution of the orchestra year-on-year, plus information on the chorus as it grew annually. The sources are described in some detail, because they reveal extra information about more unusual instruments, and even about conducting practices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSlavonic and Western Music
Subtitle of host publicationEssays for Gerald Abraham
EditorsMalcolm Hamrick Brown, Roland John Wiley
Place of PublicationAnn Arbor
PublisherUMI Research Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)0835715949
Publication statusPublished - 1985

Publication series

NameRussian Music Studies
PublisherUMI Research Press


  • Paris, theatre orchestras, Comédie-Italienne

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